Driving safely in winter weather is difficult enough without the added threat of COVID-19. Boulder attorney Christopher Jeffress has some tips to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the upcoming season.
- Get your vehicle ready: Safe driving begins before you get behind the wheel. It may have been a while since your last tune-up, so take the time to confirm that you are up to date on vehicle maintenance. Certain systems can take a beating when it gets cold outside, meaning that you need to pay special attention to your tires, windshield wipers, battery, and coolant.
- Drive carefully: After months of sunny weather, it is easy to forget that navigating snow- and ice-covered roads requires careful driving. It is more challenging to control and stop your vehicle under winter weather driving conditions. Increase your following distance, decrease your speed, and stay attentive at all times. Another tip: check your route in advance for winter weather advisories and COVID-19 travel restrictions.
- Stock up on supplies: Motor vehicle accidents can happen even if you take safety precautions. Vehicles can break down. Make sure that your car or truck is stocked with blankets, flashlights, jumper cables, and other items that you might need in an emergency. Do not stop there this year — keep extra face masks, hand sanitizer, and personal essentials in your vehicle in case you need to interact with others.
Were You Hurt in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident during this public health crisis, you may run into challenges with your injury claim. Contact an attorney to protect your rights and collect the full and fair compensation you deserve.
At Jeffress Law, auto accident attorney Christopher Jeffress has over 25 years of experience. He puts his experience to work helping injured members of our community seek compensation for their injuries.
Mr. Jeffress can determine your next steps if you have been injured due to the negligence of another. Call 303-993-8685 today to request a free consultation. We serve Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and the surrounding Colorado area.